Day in history for May 29, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The meat markets of this city are to be closed at midnight on Monday, June 2, and on Saturday will be kept open from 4 to 10 p.m.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The P.L. Cable family has returned from the South.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Employees of the Tri-City Railway have asked that old carmen receive 22 1/2 cents an hour and new employees 20 1/2 cents an hour.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- After ascending to a height of over 50,000 feet and a new world altitude record, Dr. Henry August Piccard predicted that the stratosphere would be the ''only practicable element'' for long distance flying, providing plane cabins in the future were made airtight.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A young chemistry enthusiast and his father are scheduled to confer with Rock Island Police this afternoon. The boy, 15, a student at Central Junior High, has aroused complaints from neighbors for making gun powder for use in rockets which he allegedly fired from the yard of his home.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island has been awarded a $125,000 federal grant to complete a four-diamond ballfield in southwest Rock Island. The 28-acre ballfield near Andalusia Road and W. 31st St. will probably be ready to open by the summer of 1982.
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